Meet the 2021 Wood Industry Market Leaders
October 12, 2021 | 2:38 pm CDT
2021 Wood Industry Market Leaders

These elite individuals are successfully navigating the competitive and economic challenges that face North American manufacturers and turning them to their advantage. Even the COVID pandemic, ongoing supply chain issues and associated trials and tribulations, can’t stop them.

As the following profiles illustrate, this group also demonstrates the creativity, determination, perseverance and savvy skills to ensure the viability and sustainability of their businesses and crafts for years to come. Their noteworthy endeavors also extend beyond the workplace, as they volunteer their time and effort on behalf of their communities and the industry as a whole.

What follows on the next six pages are the stories behind this year’s leading executives, including the influencers, insights and efforts that helped earn them recognition by Woodworking Network and their peers.

On the links below are the stories behind this year’s leading executives, including the influencers, insights, strategies and efforts that helped earn them recognition by Woodworking Network and their peers.

The 2021 Wood Industry Market Leaders are:

Alicia Barker, president, Organizers Direct Industries
Luke Elias, president, Muskoka Cabinet Co.
Scott Grove, owner, Scott Grove (Imagine Grove Woodworking and Green Grove Design)
Edward San Juan, president, E.F. San Juan Inc.
Edward Galt Steves, CEO, Steves & Sons  
Sam Bell Steves, president, Steves & Sons

Alicia Barker, Organizers Direct
Alicia Barker, president, Organizers Direct Industries
Luke Elias, Muskoka Cabinet
Luke Elias, president, Muskoka Cabinet Co.
Scott Grove
Scott Grove, owner, Scott Grove (Imagine Grove Woodworking and Green Grove Design)
Edward San Juan, EF San Juan
Edward San Juan, president, E.F. San Juan Inc.
Edward Steves, Steves & Sons
Edward Galt Steves, CEO, Steves & Sons  
Sam Steves, Steves & Sons
Sam Bell Steves, president, Steves & Sons

The 2021 Market Leaders marks the 12th year Woodworking Network has paid tribute to outstanding men and women in the North American woodworking industry. To date, more than 85 people have shared their stories with us. (View the list of past Market Leader honorees)

For additional information on the Wood Industry Market Leaders or to nominate an individual for recognition, email karen.koenig@woodworkingnetwork.com.  Also visit WoodworkingNetwork.com/Market-Leaders to read more on this year’s class, as well as past Market Leader honorees.

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Karen Koenig | Editor

Karen M. Koenig has more than 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As editor of special publications under the Woodworking Network brand, including the Red Book Best Practices resource guide and website, Karen’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating of editorial content. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media. She can be reached at karen.koenig@woodworkingnetwork.com